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Old 01-18-2006, 09:32 AM   #1
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Compiling kernel without agpgart support?


I want to recompile my kernel without agpgart support. However, when I run

make menuconfig
in the newly extracted /usr/src/linux archive, a whole bunch of options are already chosen. It's as if the already used config of the current kernel is loaded (also true for xconfig and of course oldconfig). What command should I use to "start fresh", with a new .config file?

If this is not possible, I would at least like to turn off agpgart support (I need to do this, and then install fglrx for my ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 128M to work). I am not able to do this, I can only choose whether to compile as built-in or module, the NO option is no option. I'm guessing this is due to dependencies sorted out automatically, but what are these dependencies? What options must i turn off in order to be able to compile the kernel with NO agpgart support?

Using SuSE 10.0, kernel 2.6.13-15.7
Dell Inspiron 9100
ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 128M

Thanks for any help
Old 01-18-2006, 09:51 AM   #2
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Right, to disable agp thingie:
Run make menuconfig, go to Device drivers->Character devices : there look for /dev/agpgart and unselect it. And thats that.
Old 01-18-2006, 11:01 AM   #3
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...I would at least like to turn off agpgart support...
I am not able to do this, I can only choose whether to compile as built-in or module, the NO option is no option.
That's the problem, I can't unselect it =)

I'm guessing there are some other options that are checked that need agpgart support (thus, I can't just unselect it). When I run a search of agpgart in menuconfig, the only dependencies-info that come up is what agpgart DEPENDS ON. I want to know what other options DEPEND UPON agpgart.

Thanks for answering mebrelith. Maybe you know what these dependencies are?
Old 01-18-2006, 02:48 PM   #4
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Actually, it might be better to download and use a completely fresh kernel. Which distribution du you use?


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